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Molecules 2010, 15(9), 5971-5987; doi:10.3390/molecules15095971
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Evaluation of Antioxidant Potential of Lavandula x intermedia Emeric ex Loisel. 'Budrovka': A Comparative Study with L. angustifolia Mill.

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Received: 4 August 2010 / Revised: 20 August 2010 / Accepted: 27 August 2010 / Published: 30 August 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Antioxidants)
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Abstract

A Croatian indigenous cultivar of lavandin, Lavandula x intermedia 'Budrovka' (Lamiaceae) was studied for the phenolic acids, flavonoids, anthocyanins, procyanidins and total tannins, as well as total polyphenols content, in the flower, inflorescence stalk and leaf ethanolic extracts. Antioxidant potentials on these plant part extracts were assessed by the DPPH free radical scavenging activity, iron chelating activity, reducing power, lipid peroxidation inhibition properties and total antioxidant capacity assays. All results were compared with those of Lavandula angustifolia, the only member of the Lavandula genus officially used in modern phytotherapy. Based on the results of our parallel study, we may suggest that Lavandula x intermedia 'Budrovka' is as potent an antioxidant as Lavandula angustifolia and the antioxidant activity of the Lavandula extracts is mainly due to the presence of rosmarinic acid. A good correlation was found between the polyphenol contents and antioxidant activities of the extracts
Keywords: Lavandula x intermedia Emeric ex Loisel. 'Budrovka'; Lavandula angustifolia Mill.; antioxidant activity; polyphenols; rosmarinic acid Lavandula x intermedia Emeric ex Loisel. 'Budrovka'; Lavandula angustifolia Mill.; antioxidant activity; polyphenols; rosmarinic acid
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Blažeković, B.; Vladimir-Knežević, S.; Brantner, A.; Štefan, M.B. Evaluation of Antioxidant Potential of Lavandula x intermedia Emeric ex Loisel. 'Budrovka': A Comparative Study with L. angustifolia Mill.. Molecules 2010, 15, 5971-5987.

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